Ben Carson Releases Rap Song In An Attempt To Brainwash Black Voters (AUDIO)

Ben Carson has released a new campaign rap ad that will be played heavily on radio stations with a majority of black listeners. The song is performed by rapper Aspiring Mogul, and features samples of Ben Carson interspersed throughout the track. Carson’s campaign spent $150,000 dollars on the new marketing campaign.

The beat used in the song isn’t terrible but with lyrics like, “Vote and support Ben Carson for our next president and be awesome,” and, “If we want to get America back on track, we got to vote for Ben Carson matter of fact,” the track’s entirety comes off as vapid as the politician himself is.

“I’m very hopeful that I’m not the only one who’s willing to pick up the baton of freedom, because freedom is not free and we must fight for it every day,” Carson says in the ad. “Every one of us must fight for it because we’re fighting for our children and the next generation.”

Carson is not fighting for the children of those in Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Birmingham, Jackson, Memphis, Little Rock, and Houston. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an excellent dissection of Carson’s proposals and ideology, that explains why Ben Carson is a terrible candidate for black Americans. In the article, Abul-Jabbar writes:

“His repressive, muddled and pious policies and opinions often run against our Constitution—but his questionable proposals will likely, thankfully, be doomed by his lack of political expertise. His presidency would be marked by even worse gridlock while he wastes his time trying to impose his narrow and sometimes ill-informed morality on the other 319 million people in the nation.”

Seeing as Carson’s proposals and ideology is antithetical to black liberation, the song doesn’t actually give any biographical information, or lay out any policy during the track. It simply tells people to vote for Carson repeatedly, while Carson gives his best Ayn Rand impersonation. All advertisements are propaganda; however, they traditionally have compelling rhetoric that inspires action. Despite having the word “inspire” in the advertisement, this does nothing but repackage neoliberalist and neoconservative sentiments in a shallow attempt to pander to black youth.

You can listen to the 60 second ad below.

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